Team Cannondale-Garmin Mallorca Training Camp Photo Show
Team Cannondale-Garmin concluded its two-week Mallorca training camp late last week. Watch our photo show to explore their experience.
Team Cannondale-Garmin's second pre-season training camp took place in and around Port d'Alcudia in northern Mallorca. Roadcycling.com was on site to report from the camp.
Contrary to most other professional cycling teams, the Cannondale-Garmin team chose to schedule two pre-season training camps instead of the usual one. Its first pre-season camp focused on team building and took place in the British Virgin Islands in December and the team has since competed in the Tour Down Under and the Challenge Mallorca. The team's second camp was made possible because the team's main objectives are scheduled for summer and late spring.
Though many training rides took place outdoors on the roads and climbs of Mallorca, snowy weather conditions forced the team to revise its schedule by moving some of its planned training sessions indoors. Therefore, more training sessions were conducted on indoor home trainers and rollers.
Team staff and aerodynamics experts used the opportunity to work with riders on optimizing their positions on the Cannondale time trial bikes, which the athletes will ride in 2015 after team-owner Slipstream Sports ended its cooperation with Cervélo at the end of last year.
The team's two Mediterranean weeks also allowed for coffee rides and a media day - and the Cannondale-Garmin riders continued their work with team sponsors such as Cannondale, Garmin, Castelli, POC, Mavic and CamelBak in order to help them improve their products even further by way of feedback from professional riders.
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